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Create a unique bunting using a Cyanotype sensitizer set
This beautiful bunting will be completely unique to you as you chose what elements to "print" using the Cyanotype sensitizer set.
I used some treasures we collected with my children on a walk, making this bunting a sweet memory of a time spent together as a family...

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  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 1
    Step 1

    The very first step for this craft is to get the Cyanotype solutions ready.
    Simply fill the 2 bottles with water, shake and let it rest. They recommend leaving it for 24 hours before using.

    When you are ready to start your crafts, get all your supplies into a dark room.
    In a container mix equal parts of the two solutions to create the cyanotype sensitizer (the sensitizer will only be stable for 2-4 hours).

  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get your flags ready for the bunting by cutting pieces of card into triangles.
    Sensitize the flags by coating them with the Cyanotype sensitizer using a painting brush.
    Let the flags dry in the dark.

  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get some flags out and quickly set a flower or leaf on top.
    I used a piece of glass (from a picture frame) to hold the material in place on top of the flags.
    The flags are a light green color at the beginning of the process.

  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 4
    Step 4

    Leave outside in full sun until the flags turn a grey/brown color.

  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 5
    Step 5

    Remove glass and flowers or leaves and rince the flags in cold water for 5 minutes.
    Don't let the flags in the water for any longer or you will lose the beautiful dark blue color.
    Air dry the flags

  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once the flags were dry I set them under a pile of heavy books for a few days to get them flat.

  • How to make bunting. Cyanotype Bunting - Step 7
    Step 7

    Glue a ribbon at the top of the flags to create a bunting.

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